Irina Hazarika Barua, who started running from Tezpur to Guwahati in the first edition of the Spirit of Pinkathon run, completed 55 km on Thursday.
50-year-old Irina is a barefoot runner and a Pinkathon Ambassador. Pinkathon has brought the first edition of the Spirit of Pinkathon run from Tezpur to Guwahati, a distance of 160 kms.
The Spirit runner who is participating in this intercity run is Irina Hazarika Barua. Irina’s journey in this field started in 2015 when she heard that Pinkathon Mentor Milind Soman was bringing Pinkathon to Guwahati.
She started with a mere 200 metres, trained for 5 kms and registered for 10 kms, which she successfully completed at Pinkathon Guwahati 2015. There has been no looking back for this strong woman, who moved to the half marathon distance by 2016 and graduated to 12 hour ultra runs by August 2018.
Irina has completed several Mekhela Sador runs and the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2019 barefoot.
Irina credits Pinkathon with bringing tremendous changes in her lifestyle and health. This has percolated to her personal life, where she now has the willpower and mental strength to deal with any kind of stress.